Friday, December 02, 2011

New British Radio Series - The Peoples Post

Hellmail Postal News reports, "Monday 5 December sees the launch of an exciting new series on BBC Radio 4. The Peoples Post is a 15 part series exploring the history of the postal service through the people that use and work for it. The series begins in the 16th century in the reign of Henry VIII and explores some of the key moments in the nearly 500 years since then. Each weekday there will be a new 15 minute episode touching on a different part of this fascinating and evolving story. The programmes are being broadcast at 1.45pm until 23 December."

 According to the write-up, "The series is supported throughout by The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA). With each episode there will be new content loaded onto the website, Flickr and this blog, exploring some of the issues in more detail. Links to these will be provided via Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Much of the research for the series has also been drawn from the Royal Mail Archive, which is managed by the BPMA. Images and details from the BPMA's rich collections will illustrate each episode."

To learn more, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM